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DVD problem my combo drive reads CD but when i put DVD it does not read. it shows that there is no Disc in it

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Re: DVD problem

DVD's come in two kinds of media. There is -r and +r. check the disk you are trying against the drive letters your drive has on the front and be sure they are compatible. Also check the manufacturer's website for the latest drivers. Always try different brands of media, especially if you have burned DVD's instead of purchased ones.

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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SOURCE: my dvd combo does not read dvd

There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems. Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read). If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways. Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!

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SOURCE: My LG combo drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-H23Ndoes not

The lens for reading dvd is busted and needs to be replaced that is why it no longer read dvd.

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